So, I love the H5D reels for Chinook and other big game. But Iíve never tried the control reel? Anyone out there with first hand experience lay it on me please
...........shotgunner, where you at?!
If you like the H5D, you could only love the Control reel. They have some advantages.
I am using Danielsson reels since they were first introduced by Loop. For many years I am in love with the Originals.
To be honest, I already reduced myself to Danielsson reels for any kind of flyfishing. And for the quality in comparison to the price I am wondering, how any other label can still sell reels...
I use two Control 8thirteen on my bigger rods (14í8 and 15í) and two 7twelve on my smaller rods (up to 13í).
They are really really the best reels you can get for money for the hardest conditions.
The only pity is, there is some uncovered use between those two sizes, as can be seen above, because of weight for balancing the rods and because of line capacity. The Infinity may be for Thuna...
If you look into recently discussions on SFF, you can see detailed descriptions from some others and myself.
You donít see any similarities between the Originals and the Control, but there are some.
The Control doesnít turn in line cast by cast as doesnít the Original, but because of different reasons. The higher inner resistance of the Control, compared to other reels with drag systems, avoids this issue (at least itís one for me, thatís why I donít like completely free running reels in forward direction...).
But see yourself.
I could highly recommend them.
Good luck !